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Overview

This short course explores how psychological theories and models of behaviour change are applied to intervention strategies to maintain well-being.

Summary

Study Health Psychology Interventions and Behaviour change at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Chronic life threatening disorders such as coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are attributed to changes in lifestyle and behaviour such as smoking or excessive drinking, known as behavioural pathogens. This short course will explore how psychological theories and models of behaviour change are further applied to intervention strategies and techniques to prevent ill health and maintain well-being.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13208

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Chronic life threatening disorders such as coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes are attributed to changes in lifestyle and behaviour such as smoking or excessive drinking, known as behavioural pathogens. This short course will explore how psychological theories and models of behaviour change are further applied to intervention strategies and techniques to prevent ill health and maintain well-being.

This course should be of interest to postgraduates from a Psychology or health-related background who are interested in a better understanding of theory based interventions to change behaviour to improve health.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,

Assessment

100% Coursework – (1) Essay - a critical review of a psychological intervention designed by health psychologists to deal with a chosen chronic health condition (50%) and (2) Set exercise - online activities will include extra reading and a series of tasks designed to complement the lectures and encourage a deeper and more independent level of learning. This will require participants to post reflections to discussion forums or to engage in live chat discussions on a specified topic. This work is an important part of the online experience and will be compulsory (50%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 5 weeks with no on-campus attendance requirements.

Entry requirements

Degree in Psychology or Health-related area i.e. nursing, nutrition, allied health.

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£286.10
England, Scotland & Wales:
£286.10
International:
£714.90

Fees information

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1617.pdf

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680